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Comment: Re:Could be a different route involved for the VPN (Score 1) 362

Would it be easier for you if you just changed the carrier from Interwebs to USPS?

Netflix sell you unlimited CD/s month, as long as you return one they'll send out another (there's some supply and sorting issues I believe but that's not the point)

USPS deliver what they're given as fast as they can, so generally you get something like a 3 day turn around on CDs.

Now USPS says "You know, you Netflix people are making more money than we thought you would, we'd like a piece of that. We can offer you a priority 3 day turn around your CDs for a small consideration, otherwise we might just experience some packet loss in the sorting room. Oh noes, your mail seems to be getting lost a lot, huh?"

Also in this analogy, USPS runs their own CD rental service...

Comment: Re:Strawman argument (Score 2) 475

by Zaelath (#47546563) Attached to: Linus Torvalds: "GCC 4.9.0 Seems To Be Terminally Broken"

You position holds true when dealing with a small child.

If some smears his own feces on a wall and they are:
- 2 years old; you scold them gently and clean them up first, then the wall.
- 20 years old; yeah... not so much. If a little abuse is all you get you're probably lucky.

You've asserted several times that people may not be abusive, and other people have run with some kind of silly argument that Linus isn't, but neither your assertion nor their tangent makes you right.

Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 1) 860

Yeah, I take 50+ flights a year at the moment, so I'm already being boarded first anyway. I've always got the window seat too just so I can get on early and get sorted out and not have to get up for late entries and toilet breaks, and I'm broad shouldered enough that the refreshment cart whacks me every time it goes past. Aisle means you get off 10 seconds earlier after standing in the aisle for 2-10 minutes, but at too high a cost :P

I'm happy with my luggage with or "forward" of me, but if it's as little as 2 rows behind you, you have to wait for the entire plane to disembark before people will be polite enough to let you get your bag, they're all in a mad rush to go wait at the luggage carousel. As you say, the stuff I need is with me under the seat.

Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 1) 860

Costs me zero to have 2 checked bags on my preferred airline. It's not because I'm cheap, it's because you don't actually fly.

If any of you wise wise people did as much flying as I do you'd probably have spent 2 days trying to get your checked bags back and understand the wisdom of having enough clothes in your carry-on to survive for a few days without your checked luggage.

Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 1) 860

Putting cameras and laptops in the overhead bin is an *awesome* way to get them destroyed by people dumping heavy bags on top of them, or balancing them on other bags so they smash into the head of the nearest passenger when the bins are opened. But yeah, "stretch out", lol, as if you can.

Comment: Re:Customer service? (Score 4, Insightful) 860

TBH, the only reason I want to get on first is to make sure I can put my one bag in the overhead luggage, instead of getting on late and having to explain to a bunch of yahoos that their purse/satchel/gift/other trash belongs under the seat in front of them and not overhead blocking a bag that doesn't fit under the seat.

+ - When Google Sells Your Data, It Might Be Illegally Killing Your Phone's Battery

Submitted by Jason Koebler
Jason Koebler (3528235) writes "Personal information about you and your browsing, email, and app-using habits is regularly sent between apps on your Android phone, a potentially illegal practice that could be killing your battery life. A federal judge ruled that the claim, raised in a class action lawsuit against the company, "requires a heavily and inherently fact-bound inquiry."
That means that there's a good chance we're about to get a look into the ins and outs of Google's advertising backbone: what information is shared with who, and when."

+ - newGOZ Spams Again - GameOver Zeus spam observed in the wild->

Submitted by GarWarner
GarWarner (1676334) writes "Brendan Griffin over at Malcovery has posted a new story documenting two spam campaigns seen in the wild today that use the newGOZ Command & Control infrastructure. The first spam used the subject line "Subject: Fw: Credit Applicaiton" (sic) while the second campaign of the day used the subject line "Subject: Haun Welding Invoice". (Haun Welding is a real company in Syracuse, NY, obviously not associated with the malware.)

Four Command & Control servers, all generated by the Domain Generation Algorithm previously discussed, were observed in the wild today .. all resolving to the same IP addresses.


(Square brackets added to prevent malware detectors from freaking out...)

If you have network traffic headed to any of these destinations, that would be a Very Bad Thing.

Question of the Day: The C&C's are certainly set up "Fast Flux Style" — they use a 300 second Time To Live, but have held the same IP hosts all day long. That's a change from the behavior observed July 10th by this botnet (shared here as ( ). Theories on why are welcome . . ."

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+ - Mozilla Science Lab Global Sprint->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "The event that puts San Francisco at the center of an extraordinary, two-day global blitz for web literacy and connected learning: the Mozilla Science Lab Global Sprint. The event under way in San Francisco, like the others in the Science Lab Global Sprint, are part of Mozilla’s two month “Maker Party” campaign to promote web literacy around the world. Tens of thousands of people will be taking part in close to 2,000 Maker Party events in 350 cities around the world between July 15 and September 15 as part of Mozilla’s drive to educate all web users on the mechanics, culture and citizenship of the internet – and to encourage everyone to acquire and apply the basic web literacy that Mozilla believes is central to survival and success in the 21st century.

For more information, check out"

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